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QueenofCaffeine4LifeQueenofCaffeine4Life Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
I have a question that I am not sure how to ask/word correctly. So forgive me if this doesn't come out correctly. Does a 240lb woman walking 3 miles at speed 3 burn more calories for the duration of the exercise than a 140lb woman walking the same distance, speed? Call me crazy but when I try to put in my walking and such the system says "walking carrying weights, walking carrying a baby" ETC....so I am curious is there a calculator that helps figure how much a person burns based on their weight??
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  • QueenofCaffeine4LifeQueenofCaffeine4Life Posts: 40Member Member Posts: 40Member Member
  • NorthCascadesNorthCascades Posts: 8,984Member Member Posts: 8,984Member Member
    kimny72 wrote: »
    Yes she would, but walking is not an actual exercise unless your are actually hiking, I could not bother putting it into an app.

    This is simply not true.
    Any trainer or physical therapist or doctor will tell you that walking is great exercise

    Yeah but does a doctor who went to medical school and studied this really know now than some random yahoo on the internet with access to youtube "documentaries?"

    😉
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,588Member Member Posts: 36,588Member Member
    I have a question that I am not sure how to ask/word correctly. So forgive me if this doesn't come out correctly. Does a 240lb woman walking 3 miles at speed 3 burn more calories for the duration of the exercise than a 140lb woman walking the same distance, speed? Call me crazy but when I try to put in my walking and such the system says "walking carrying weights, walking carrying a baby" ETC....so I am curious is there a calculator that helps figure how much a person burns based on their weight??

    Yes...

    Just like a F250 burns more fuel than a Honda Civic
  • MikePTYMikePTY Posts: 2,688Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,688Member, Premium Member
    I have a question that I am not sure how to ask/word correctly. So forgive me if this doesn't come out correctly. Does a 240lb woman walking 3 miles at speed 3 burn more calories for the duration of the exercise than a 140lb woman walking the same distance, speed? Call me crazy but when I try to put in my walking and such the system says "walking carrying weights, walking carrying a baby" ETC....so I am curious is there a calculator that helps figure how much a person burns based on their weight??

    The exercises that you can find in the exercise section gives you a projected calorie burn based off of your weight. A person with a higher weight will burn more calories than someone with a lower weight. This is why we cannot add exercises to the database to share with others, just ourselves. Because unlike the food database, there is a math equation behind each entry.

    As far as walking, if you choose an entry like "carrying weights or carrying a baby", and you are not actually doing those things, it will give you a higher burn than you are getting. Because weighted walking burns more calories. I would suggest using options like this:

    "Walking, 3.0 mph, mod. pace"
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